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Law Wise Law Clinic Innovation in Learning  2010
Law Wise Law Clinic Innovation in Learning  2010
Law Wise Law Clinic Innovation in Learning  2010
Law Wise Law Clinic Innovation in Learning  2010
Law Wise Law Clinic Innovation in Learning  2010
Law Wise Law Clinic Innovation in Learning  2010
Law Wise Law Clinic Innovation in Learning  2010
Law Wise Law Clinic Innovation in Learning  2010
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Law Wise Law Clinic Innovation in Learning 2010

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Slides from the presentation given by Dale McFadzean (University of the West of Scotland) at the 2010 conference: Moving forward: Legal education in Scotland.

Slides from the presentation given by Dale McFadzean (University of the West of Scotland) at the 2010 conference: Moving forward: Legal education in Scotland.

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  • 1. Law Wise Law ClinicInnovation in Learning 2010<br />Dale McFadzean, Academic Director<br />
  • 2. Widespread in Universities throughout the Commonwealth<br />Growing movement in Scotland<br />UWS, Strathclyde, Aberdeen, Edinburgh<br />Changes in job market and legal education mean that we cannot afford not to pursue this avenue<br />Clinical Legal Study<br />
  • 3. Launched 15th October 2010<br />Patron –Lord Kinclaven<br />Unique partnership between UWS and Renfrewshire Law Centre <br />Placement clinic model (born originally out of work based learning)<br />Student Legal Advisors involved in full range of case work<br />Solicitor and academic supervisory structure<br />Law Wise Law Clinic<br />
  • 4. Credit bearing at SCQF 9-10<br />40 credits/equivalent of 2 modules available during pilot phase<br />‘Law Clinic – Work Based Learning’<br />‘Legal Research Project’<br />Law Wise in the Curriculum<br />
  • 5. E-portfolios utilised for student logs and demonstration of work based evidence<br />Student Legal Advisor assessment by supervising solictor(s), clinic manager and academic director<br />Project/policy work<br />Assessing Clinical Work<br />
  • 6. Credit bearing element to be increased through modular integration <br />Outreach – Ayr Campus link with Ayrshire advice agencies<br />Increase in student numbers and responsibilities<br />Development<br />
  • 7. Community engagement –sharing resources and services and enabling access to its facilities from the communities it serves<br />Working directly with employers to help them to access skills and knowledge - KTP<br />Employability and “sustained employer engagement”<br />Diversifying into real blended learning, work-based and work-place learning (i.e. learning through work and learning in work)<br />Benefits to the University <br />
  • 8. Employability<br />Developing key legal skills and awareness of ethics<br />Developing ‘real life’ skills<br />Community involvement<br />Benefits to the Students<br />

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